TOPEKA (KSNT) – Topeka’s Guardian Recreational Cannabis Dispensary will reopen after a police raid on April 20, according to a statement spotted on their website Monday morning.
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Guardian Recreational Cannabis Dispensary (Courtesy Photo/Sonya Reed)
Wednesday saw law enforcement officers going in and out the recreational cannabis dispensary, also known under Guardian MMJ at 3124 SW 29th St. Suite 10 (Topeka). One man was taken into police custody at the scene. However, it was not clear whether anyone was arrested. Guardian MMJ, a recreational cannabis dispensary that sells THC products, claims it is. “buds, edibles, nano shots, gummies, dank-tanks and moon-rock.”
A Statement on their siteAddresses “cannabis nation,”Tells customers that they are “alive and well.”According to the statement, dispensary staff stated that police had seized all of their retail products and they plan to destroy them.
The statement on the front page of the dispensary’s website said they planned to open back up and fully stock the same products, but it did not give a specific date of when they would reopen. An additional, separate statement was made. Statement on their siteGuardian Recreational Cannabis Dispensary stated that neither the sheriff nor police department have the authority to enter any retail establishment and seize any products that are not in violation of any federal laws.
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Below is the complete statement on the reopening.
“TEMPORARILY CLOSED-WILL RE OPEN!
HELLO CANNABIS NATION – WE ARE ALIVE AND DOING WELL…FIRST OFF, THANK YOU FOR THE HUGE SUPPORT WE HAVE RECEIVED THROUGH HUNDREDS OF CALLS, E-MAILS AND TEXT.
WE WANTED TO LET OUR CUSTOMERS KNOW THAT THE POLICE SEIZED 100% OF THE RETAIL STORES PRODUCTS THAT YOU ALL LOVE!! THEY ALSO PLAN TO DESTROY IT AFTER THEY HAVE EXHAUSTED THEIR INVESTIGATION EFFORTS ACCORDING TO KANSAS LAW.
BUT DON’T WORRY HERE IS SOME GREAT NEWS!
WE CONCLUDED A MAJOR MEETING BY ZOOM TODAY WITH OUR LAB AND FARM OPERATIONS. ONCE WE OPEN BACK UP, WE WILL BE FULLY STOCKED WITH THE SAME AND EVEN BETTER PRODUCTS.”
Police searched the property on Thursday and found that the front door of the dispensary was still locked. Topeka hemp advocate and supporter of CBD shops in the area expressed concern about what happened to Guardian MMJ.